College of Mass Communication Transfers to New Building
From its original site in the Guy Hall, the College of Mass Communication transferred to its new building during the opening of classes last week.
The new building now forms the second floor of the Instructional Media and Technology Center. It hosts three classrooms, two separate studios for radio and TV production, a conference room, the offices of the dean and the guidance counselor, and a faculty lounge.
Manila Bulletin publisher Dr. Emilio Yap donated an initial amount of P5 million towards the construction of the building, which cost around P8 million.
Since its establishment in 1966, the College (formerly School of Journalism, the first outside Manila) held its classes at the Guy Hall. It occupied Guy Hall together with the College of Music (now College of Performing and Visual Arts), which also relocated last school year to two renovated buildings nearer the Claire Isabel McGill Luce Auditorium.
Plans are underway to refurbish the Guy Hall without altering its façade to expand its use and cater to more functions.